Airgo Targets the Enterprise
Airgo Networks Inc. is counting on enterprise users to favor speed over standards with its push to attract licensees for new prestandard MIMO chip sets.Airgo Networks Inc. is counting on enterprise users to favor speed over standards with its push to attract licensees for new prestandard MIMO chip sets. Airgo officials said the company next quarter will announce a new line of multiple input, multiple output chip sets and at least one enterprise-level licensee. While initial adopters of Airgos prestandard technology have thus far been limited to SOHO (small office/home office) vendors such as Cisco Systems Inc.s Linksys division and SOHOware Inc., the tide is turning, according to Greg Raleigh, CEO of Airgo, in Palo Alto, Calif.
"[The enterprise is] definitely very open to it now," said Raleigh. "A year ago, they were not so open. Our competitors have offered countermessages that have attenuated our basic point of viewthat theres nothing to lose by shipping the MIMO products before 802.11n."